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Covid Outbreak Hits Banks, Gyms, Schools in Hong Kong

  • At least 17 confirmed cases linked to gym in Sai Ying Pun
  • More than 240 people visited the gym between March 1 and 9
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A coronavirus outbreak at a Hong Kong gym has spread to international schools and other fitness centers, while positive cases also appeared in the banking community just as the city was emerging from a prolonged round of social restrictions and venue closures.

The flareup is linked to a 27-year-old trainer from Ursus Fitness, a gym in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun neighborhood popular with expatriates. There are at least 17 confirmed cases and 30 preliminary cases connected to the gym, the government said Thursday. More than 240 people visited the venue between March 1 and 9, it said.